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Old 06-30-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I bought some Frontline plus for my dogs and put it on the middle of last month. My older dog was chewing her fur off, and its coming in now, but she is still chewing. I thought it might be habit, since she does that, but see bites. My other dog seems to occasionally be scraching too.

If the Frontline didn't work at all, I would expect the fleas would not be seeking me out where they got deposited on my chair. They don't seem to be scraching bad. So its helping. But I've used it before and it worked far better.

I suspect its out of date. Where do I find the expiration date on the package? I didn't see one. And since they've been treated I assume that they wait for next month for the next dose.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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More than likely you have fleas that have become immune - or at least less effected by the Frontline. I'm going through that now. Give your vet a call - they can give you an idea of others in your area are experiencing this.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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yes you have to change around alot cause fleas can and do get immune to the sprays and meds you use to kill them .I have had to jump around to keep the fleas off my dogs . I first started out with advantix and my cousin has cats so we can no longer use that so we switched to frontline spray I find that the spray works far better than the stuff you put on their neck . so it just depends how bad the fleas are in your area as well . good luck .
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I use frontline for my one cat who has a condition called Flea Dermititus - when she gets bit whe is miserable for days (and makes me miserable from her constant moaning). Frontline works for her but reading your post I have to ask: Where did you apply it? It sounds like you put it where your dogs can reach the spot to lick it off. Try placing it in the small of their back behind their neck - then they can't link it off, though they may be able to scratch it. And make sure it makes contact with the skin, not just the fur - dampen the spot with a moist rag then try to spread the fur apart with fingers of your free hand, or use scissors and cut a small patch of fur out. Then try to keep them active by taking them for a walk or to the park and throw a ball - that will allow enough time for the liquid to soak into the skin, then if they scratch later it doesn't matter - hope that helps\works!

Jim
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I use frontline for my one cat who has a condition called Flea Dermititus - when she gets bit whe is miserable for days (and makes me miserable from her constant moaning). Frontline works for her but reading your post I have to ask: Where did you apply it? It sounds like you put it where your dogs can reach the spot to lick it off. Try placing it in the small of their back behind their neck - then they can't link it off, though they may be able to scratch it. And make sure it makes contact with the skin, not just the fur - dampen the spot with a moist rag then try to spread the fur apart with fingers of your free hand, or use scissors and cut a small patch of fur out. Then try to keep them active by taking them for a walk or to the park and throw a ball - that will allow enough time for the liquid to soak into the skin, then if they scratch later it doesn't matter - hope that helps\works!

Jim
It was applied correctly. I also applied it to the cat with a different box and she doesn't seem to have a problem, which is why I wonder if the tubes could be old. My cat did have a reaction, kinda warm and lethargic, but she was fine the next day and is now rid of ticks. But I bought her stuff from a different place.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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I bought some Frontline plus for my dogs and put it on the middle of last month. My older dog was chewing her fur off, and its coming in now, but she is still chewing. I thought it might be habit, since she does that, but see bites. My other dog seems to occasionally be scraching too.

If the Frontline didn't work at all, I would expect the fleas would not be seeking me out where they got deposited on my chair. They don't seem to be scraching bad. So its helping. But I've used it before and it worked far better.

I suspect its out of date. Where do I find the expiration date on the package? I didn't see one. And since they've been treated I assume that they wait for next month for the next dose.
Please check the EPA website. Something like 44,000 dogs have died due to Frontline and some other products. The vet told me Frontline, BioSpot and some others have toooo many harsh chemicals in them. Ask your vet to give you some "Revolution." It works good. We used BioSpot on our dogs in April when we were down in Ohio. The little Peke got sick from it. Luckily other dogs were ok.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:11 AM
 
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As far as I know, I dont think Frontline has an expiration date. So far, so good here (I bought my latest batch from Costco where it was $35 for 3 vials (months), it's almost double that at the local pet supply store, not sure what my vet charges, probably somewhere in between).

PS Just did a quick google, apparently Frontline doesn't have an expiration date
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...1214546AARChkV

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Old 07-06-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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As far as I know, I dont think Frontline has an expiration date. So far, so good here (I bought my latest batch from Costco where it was $35 for 3 vials (months), it's almost double that at the local pet supply store, not sure what my vet charges, probably somewhere in between).

PS Just did a quick google, apparently Frontline doesn't have an expiration date
Does Frontline Expire? - Yahoo! Answers
Interesting, the stuff I got for the cat is from a woman who repackages them and sells on ebay. I spoke to her on the phone. She makes sure she sells only fresh stuff because in her experience it becomes less effective when it gets older. Hmmmm

The cat had ticks she picked up from somewhere and they are all gone and she's not scraching. I suspect the woman is right. It could be it never goes "bad" but does lose effectiveness.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Even though it will cost more money, I think that I would get my next order from the vet. While I have no reason to believe that if you buy it from another vendor that it would not be the real thing, since you are having problems, don't take a chance. You will then have an opportunity to compare and see if your pets continue to have problems.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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Please check the EPA website. Something like 44,000 dogs have died due to Frontline and some other products. The vet told me Frontline, BioSpot and some others have toooo many harsh chemicals in them. Ask your vet to give you some "Revolution." It works good. We used BioSpot on our dogs in April when we were down in Ohio. The little Peke got sick from it. Luckily other dogs were ok.
Could you please provide a link? I can't find anything on the EPA site about 44,000 dogs being killed by Frontline. All I found was a fact sheet about identifying counterfeit Frontline and Advantage, which seems to be a bigger problem than I thought. And a good reason to buy these products from a vet. Counterfeit Pesticide Products for Dogs and Cats | Pesticides | US EPA
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